Will the Obama stimulus package work? Fact: Nobody knows.


     In spite of their cries of anguish, the Republicans are in the dark.  Fact: They hope it doesn’t work, but they really don’t know if it will work.


     What about Obama and the Democrats? Fact: They don’t know whether it will work either.


     Today’s economic crisis is totally different from many prior recessions or depressions. In spite of the fact that many intelligent minds are working on the problem, they have no precedence to guide them. Fact: The best they can do is to make an educated guess.


     The difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that Obama and the Democrats are trying to do something to alleviate the situation. They may not be certain of the results, but at least they have the guts to try.. The Republicans, on the other hand, are either gung-ho for doing nothing or else insisting upon their failing parotlike credo of “lower taxes. lower taxes. lower taxes.” They have tried this for eight years, and look where we are now.


     Fact: Nobody can be sure whether Obama’s stimulus package will work, but at least he deserves the opportunity to attempt a solution.


     Fact: If he succeeds, he will deserves our praise and applause. If he fails, the Republicans will whoop and holler and play the blame game for years. The Nation will cry.


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